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Docs’ cycle rally reaches city
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 30
The Fellows of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society of India (FOGSI) who had started their cycle rally from Wagah border yesterday, were welcomed by city gynaecologists here today.

Dr Amarjit Singh Rattan, district president, said most of the doctors in the rally were from Pune. The rallyists are spreading the message of “Better Motherhood”. Around 20 members are taking part in the rally and would reach Agra on January 6, 2004, where a conference is being organised by FOGSI.

Those who welcomed the doctors were Dr Amarjit Singh Rattan, senior gynaecologist, Dr Iqbal Ahuja and Dr Gursharan Singh, president, IMA Ludhiana.



Raids on drug stores
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 30
Officials from the State Medical Department today conducted raids on several drug stores.

The sources disclosed that the raids were a part of a campaign launched by the State Drug Controller against spurious drugs and intoxicants being sold at these stores.

The raids, which started in early morning, were continuing till late in the evening. Senior officials disclosed that the raids will continue tomorrow also. The officials maintained that these were routine raids and had been conducted throughout the state.

The officials said the details of the drugs seized would be made available only after the raids are completed. They, however, maintained that there were reports that spurious drugs and intoxicants were being sold at various drug stores, including Pindi Street.

Pindi Street is the main drug market of the city, as there are a number of wholesale and retail drug shops. The shopkeepers disclosed that they were taken by surprise when they found about a dozen officials of the department, including several drug inspectors, descending on the shops and checking the stocks.


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